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Steph's friend, David, lives nearby in her neighborhood. Due to his work schedule and numerous health issues including two back surgeries, he has been physically unable to deal with his yard.
Steph and I were driving by his house one day and commented to each other on how unkept his yard had become. All of a sudden we decided we could do something to help!
After all, we have the tools and the time. So with his permission, we took a couple of days and got his wild yard under control so that he can now maintain it going forward.
While Steph was working on the lawn maintenance, I started to work in this flower bed. The weeds here were out of control! I worked for hours pulling out weeds and trimming back the plants. A shovel and a good pair of gardening gloves got the job done. I also used a Fiskars lopper to cut out anything that couldn't be pulled out like a couple of small trees.
It was nice to be able to do this for Steph's friend. And yes, he was very happy with how everything turned out.
Going forward, he should be able to keep it maintained either by himself or by hiring a yard service. With the flower beds now weeded, it should be easy to pull out any weeds that come up through the mulch or use a weed killer. At some point, he may want to have edging put in just to give the front bed a little more definition.
All in all, it's a pretty cool transformation!
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don't claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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